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panel. ana marie cox is here with us in new york. richard wolffe is vice president and executive editor of msnbc.com and joy reed. joy, this has been going on for six years. we're still trying to understand who mitt romney is. we've employed psychologists, nobody knows. do you know who he is? >> he's the guy opening for the marshall tucker band in ohio. what i've come to the conclusion of is mitt romney is who he said he is. he's a businessman. i believe he's in the business of sales and marketing. that means whatever crowd or audience is in front of him at that moment, mitt romney is for whatever they're for. if you change your mind, he'll change it with you. >> so he has no core convictions. >> i don't agree with that. i think he has one strong core belief which is mitt romney should be president of the united states and do whatever it takes to make that happen. >> so he has the conviction of ambition. republicans seem to be talking down their expectations today. talking about the polls, talking about difficulties with the hurricane and the storm and so on. isn't the simple fact that
>> the final seconds just to say thank you very much for spending time with us. a very much appreciated. thank you. >> thank you. >> we have completed our four weeks of special debate editions. you will see the first district congressional candidates in their only televised debate this year. republic and ben lange and democrat bruce braley. live from dubuque. we will show it at our usual press times and again on sunday. thanks for joining us today. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> that was republican congressman steve king and democratic challenger christie bill suck debating on iowa public television last week for lsack debating and iowa public television last week for the fourth district. in a moment we will take your phone calls and street and get your opinions. here are the phone lines to weigh in on tuesday's election. ou can also send us a tweakeet using the hash tags c-span 2012. tonight at 8:25 p.m. eastern, republican presidential candidate mitt romney and his wife will be
bank, our relationship managers use their expertise in global finance to guide you through the business strategi and opportunities of international commerce. we put our extended global network to work for a wide range of companies, from small teo oratjo corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> this is a special edition of bbc world news america. reporting from washington, i'm kathy kaye. president obama joins campaign workers to dial up support in the final hours. >> we feel we have the votes to win. >> his rival, mitt romney is off to the polls, and then bet -- back to the campaign trail for one final push. >> we are going to steer this countryonk onon to a course that will help the american people have a brighter future. >> and taking a spin back in time, tonight, we will show you how the competitors have stacked up over the years. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere are around the globe. election day is finally here and across the huge country, people are finally casting their ballots. today, neither candidate was taking
gretchen carlson here to help us out. >> gretchen: i saw that word. you have it? >> it is. headquarters. "fox and friends" starts tomorrow. for our election coverage we'll be with you here at 4:00 a.m.. "fox and friends" starts right now. >> gretchen: good morning, everyone. it is monday november 5th. i am gretchen carlson. thank you for sharing the important news day. president obama and mitt romney blitz the key swing states in the next 24 hours. we are life with what you may expect. >> steve: did one word explain the president's campaign? >> at the time the republican congress and a senate candidate by the name of mitt romney. no, no, no. don't boo, vote. vote. voting is the best revenge. >> steve: he's off prompter there. reaction to the president encouraging voters to get revenge and vote for him. >> brian: drivers on the east coast are waiting hours for gas only to only to be abandoned and having to push the cars home. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: there is the american headquarters again. this is the big week so many peo
jon: get out there and vote. and thank you for joining us. jenna: you too send me a picture. thanks for joining me, everybody, "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert on a white house race for the ages, a review of polling data now suggesting the contest between president obama and mitt romney is the closist presidential race in almost 890 years. welcome to election day 2012 right here at america's election headquarters. i'm megyn kelly. thank you for being with us. after four nationally televised debates. after millions of ads and knocks on doors millions of americans are heading to the polls, as they do each camp doing what they can to keep their supporters voters and believing. mitt romney holds a pair of 11th hour rallies in ohio and pennsylvania his team releases internal polling regarding key battleground states. this is why the president is hold up in chicago and his campaign manager has messages for supporters saying keep calm no matter what they first hear about exit polls. i do want to sig to say that the vice president is also campaigning in ohio. keep calm
compassion and strong convictions. i wanted a president who was smart. >> that's it for us. thanks for watching. "early start" begins now. >>> welcome to a special election day edition of "early start." it's here and the battle for every last vote is on this morning. the best political team on tv has it covered from wire to wire today. >> i'm john berman. the first election results, they are in from the tiny towns of dixville notch. and in one of these towns, it's a result we've never seen before. >> the campaign trail extended. i'm christine romans. governor romney will keep pressing with two stops in the battlegrounds while president obama shoots hoops, an election day tradition. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. the immense damage from hurricane sandy forcing an election day scramble. people voting by e-mail and different polling stations and in some cases literally moving the earth to have their voices heard. >> joining us throughout the morning, congressman randy forbes of virginia, delaware governor jack markell, jim clyburn, obama campaign senior adviser david axelrod, bob mcdona
, and tough. >> and send in memories of the jersey shore. >> absolutely, thank you for bringing that to us, the news continues with don lemon in columbus, ohio, battleground stat state. >>> thank you very much, fredricka, i'm don lemon. good evening, everyone, from the beautiful boat house restaurant in downtown columbus, ohio, we're coming to you tonight from a critical swing state, a state, quite frankly, with the luxury to call itself the swing state. a state in our minds and hearts that can only call itself devastated, places like jersey and new york. for almost a week now, we have been watching people literally fight for their lives. >> we are going to die. you don't understand, you got to get your trucks here on this corner. >> nearly 3 million people, still without power in 15 states. 106 people are dead now, and leaders say they could find more bodies underneath the rubble or washing to shore. now, that is a background, but with no gas and water in some places and with food and shelter in short supply in many places, where would politics? specifically voting, be on your list of pri
federation of teachers. and we will wrap up with mike, he will be here to talk to us about military observers are calling for in a review of the military drone strategy in the wake of favored petraeus' departure. that is coming up tomorrow on "washington journal." you will be able to see that program live here at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. >> coming up on c-span, colin powell and sam mcchrystal talk about how veterans are treated when they return from war. following that, a discussion with supreme court justice anthony kennedy. and then a look at marriage equality and voters approval of the initiatives on the balance this election year -- ballots this year. >> with soldiers on guard outside the customs house and outside the homes of crown officials and with british artillery now aimed at the house, it is easy to understand why many bostonian felt threatened. soldiers tried to stir up racial tension. of course, not everyone in boston is white. within a month of their arrival, three british officers are discovered encouraging african american slaves in boston to attack their white masters. one of
just cry for all of us, she gave the president a new name. >> i'm tired of bronco bamma. >> reporter: inspired a t-shirt in this mashup so a tip of the hat to abigail evans. >> it will be over soon, abby. >> reporter: and please, no recount. >> the election will be over soon, okay? >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> and i'm victor blackwell. it's 8:00 on the east coast. acout west. thanks store starting your day with us. >> we start this morning with politics and the countdown to election day. there are just three days left, and that means the candidates are going to be busy. this map shows the final stretch for the president. it means six swing states. mitt romney trying to hit eight states in his final push. that includes a stop in new hampshire this morning, and we'll take you there live in our next hour. we've got correspondents spread throughout the battleground states to bring you the latest on the election and the final push for both the candidates. >> now, one of the states where both candidates will be making s
that tell us the most about politics. everyone thinks the popular vote is close to 50-50. >> that's right. we see in the states that have closed, there are a couple of calls. obama doing great in the northeast. mitt romney, doing well in the south. states projected for obama, vermont, maine. going out on a limb. and for romney, he has georgia, indiana, south carolina, west virginia. the ones we care about, virginia and ohio. they feel ok about florida and virginia. but a sign of trouble. jonathan martin is hearing the margins for him in chesterfield county just outside of richmond, where he is doing well, it is not good enough. if he's losing there, it's a sign of trouble in the state. in ohio, romney is worried about the midwest. wisconsin, and ohio, real nervousness. in the obama war room, confidence. exit polls looked good for john kerry. there are jokes about president kerry. but their models are coming in. the vote is coming in how they expected. >> one state declared is indiana, which obama won and it is called for romney. it shows the map is smaller this time, the map is smaller. s
>> martha: really nice. >> bill: it used to be our studio and we have come down to the -- >> martha: it's going to be nice. tell them what is coming up next. >> bill: happening now, startst. >> martha: have a great sunday. see you later tonight. >> we are joining the party on sunday for brand-new stories and breaking news. >> that's right. two days to go until election day and the race for the white house, getting even tighter. what new polls have to say about key battleground states. and the aftermath of super storm sand, hundreds of thousands of people without power and sparking new concerns for the victims as temperatures drop in a new nor'easter is on the way. the latest on that. and the fallout from calls for a congressional investigation into the deadly benghazi terror attack, is the white house responds to new questions about the timeline of events. more on the still developing story of who knew what and when, all happening now. some new polls in key battleground state, show fresh twists and turns in the white hour, the latest evidence that tuesday's outcome is anything but c
to the polls tomorrow and have been voting early, how confident are you in the u.s. electoral system? here are the numbers to call. host: you can also find us online, using social media. send us a tweet using journal@c- span.org -- twitter.com/c- spanwj. or find a conversation on facebook. you can also e mail us, twitter.com/c-spanwj. how confident are you in the u.s. electoral system? we will bring some articles on how early voting is unfolding, but first, here is the headline from "usa today." 48% to 48%. "it comes down to turnout." host: what do you think about the u.s. electoral system as we head into the final day? voters go to the polls tomorrow. in "u.s. a today," the two candidates made their pitch for why you should vote for them. barack obama, mitt romney, writing in to "usa today," sharing their opinions. president obama says -- "do not give up, we have had a rise in jobs and a rebound in growth." governor romney says -- "we need a new beginning." looking at the headline of "the wall street journal," it gives us an idea of where the candidates were over the weekend. you can see
that no one on around them cares because no one was asked of the rest of us. if we did not have someone in that war, or if we did not know someone in that war, it could be out of sight, out of mind. we were not asked to make any sacrifices. the war just went on, fought by these brave young american men and women, representing the cross section of this immigrant nation in terms of where they come from. that is immoral for a democratic society to allow that. we have an opportunity to begin to correct the course. welcome them home with a sign at the airport. make sure that they feel that they are a part of our civilian society. that they have an opportunity to find a job, be educated, raise their families, and have the kind of services so many of them need to deal with their physical wounds as well as their emotional wounds. we also have to remember that many of them are coming home whole wanted to make a contribution to their society. there are not victims. they are proud of what they do and with good reason. we open this session with two of our finest military men, two career officers wh
numbers in their own polling. and one side or the other is going to be wrong because they are using the wrong sample size or sample set. >> that's correct. you know, as i have looked at this, i think you have different assumptions about turnout. we always joke, the cliche, it depends on turnout. but scientifically or more practically, you are going to get more democrats than republicans to show up by a wide margin, you are going to get something close to even between republicans and democrats or possibly you are going to have a republican edge. and historically, democrats out perform republicans by, you know, a poign, two points or three points. it is not usually like 20 very 8, when it was by 8 points. so i think the question is, are we going to see a repeat of the 2008 turnout, where the democrats did the best they have done in a gen scpraigz we have seen in many of the sampling of the state polls that look good for the president, or something closer to 2004, in which president bush at the time squeaked out a narrow victory. i think these are the questions that i am trying to figu
out an electoral victory. we'd like to welcome everybody who's joining us now on c-span2. if you're on c-span 1, you have to switch over. if you had a friend that didn't switch over, run over there, pound on that door. you can join us at politico.com, there's an e-mail that will come directly to us onset. we're going to bring you into the conversation. it's 10:00, the polls have closed in most of the states that will determine the outcome of this election. i would say if you wanted to step back and where do we stand at 10:00 on election night, the big headline, the one headline we know for sure, joe donnelly won the senate seat for democrats in indiana, a huge and what unexpected victory for democrats, makes it almost impossible for republicans to win back the senate. we have declared long ago that the house will stay in republican hands, it now looks like the senate will stay in democratic hands. so it's all down to the presidential race about whether or not we have a status quo, divided government in washington. the early states that have been called are very much looking in ba
." aren't you all excited about thanksgiving? >> yesp. >> with us on set we have msnbc and "time" magazine senior political analyst mark halperin and the -- >> what is that? >> what are you doing? >> i'm trying to use all the things available to me from starbucks. >> i wish you wouldn't. >> yeah. >> making stadium seating. >> we have the chairman of deutsch incorporated donnie deutsch. >> i love when i'm the grownup on the set. >> i broke my glass of wine. >> you did not look comfortable around the kitchen. >> i'm great in the kitchen. >> i'm guessing -- >> what? >> that was never your strong suit, just a guess. >> telling her two chefs what she wants and how she wants it done. >> when thomas roberts sees what you've done over there, he's going to be angry. >> why? >> you made a mess of the studio. >> there's wine all over the floor. >> can we get a shot of this wine. >> lewis was running off and you -- >> i needed him to leave. >> looked like a proct tolgs gone back. >> oh, well. >> you have to love "the new york post". >> a horrible picture of hamas dragging people through the street, ki
and a chaplain will get out. that was a template for what military families go through. the rest of us do not have that kind of fear. what we do have is not just the opportunity but the application to reach out to those families -- but the obligation to reach out to those families and these returning veterans. we could not have had two better representatives of the military services than general powell and general mcchrystal. they took ust -- us through our common oblication. -- obligation. thank you all very much. [applause] one of the many privileges in my life is the range of people i am able to meet. early on as these wars were not winding down, i have two young men talk to me about their mission. they had served in the military services. paul rieckhoff is the founder and executive director of iraq and afghanistan war veterans of america. the first really major organization to address the problems that bring us here. he did not have to go into the army. he did not have to serve in iraq, he did as a first lieutenant. he went to am worse. -- amhers -- amhurst. he served as an army firs
heard across the country deciding who will lead us for the next four years, it's a big decision. president obama making an emotional, final pitch last night in the state that launched him on the road to the white house in 2008. which way will iowa go this time around? what does that mean for the race overall? we are going to talk about that. plus can't forget this one, the big battleground state of ohio, which could decide this presidential election. governor romney making his final appeal to ohio voters in just about 40 minutes, it's all happening now. speaking of what's happening now. democracy is happening now, right? jon: it sure is all across the country. jenna: did you vote yet. jon: i did not. i'm going to do it after the show today. jenna: just making sure. you get a pass for that. we are glad you're with us, everybody, on this very important election day, 2012. we've heard just about everything, right, up until this point. today we are going to hear more from governor romney. the president potentially, although he's going to keep things kind of quiet in chicago where he
for us this morning from gaza city. anderson, good morning. set the scene for us there. >> yeah, good morning. as you said it has been another day of explosions here and rockets being fired toward israel. i saw at least five rockets being fired over the last several hours toward israel from here in gaza city. which is where most of the rockets are being fired from. and also a number of explosions incoming rockets, or air strikes by israeli forces throughout the day. at least more than a dozen that i've heard over the last several hours. don't have any reports, really, on casualties today. we just had a rocket go off right there. neil, if you can zoom in. you can see the trail right there in the sky. that would be the sixth rocket that we've heard over the last several hours. there was a response from the israeli defense forces earlier to some of the rockets, at least two of the rockets that were being fired. there was an explosion in the area where those rockets were fired from. this is pretty common this kind of thing. obviously you see a lot. remember a lot of these will very -- thi
to get the information about what motivated people to vote, which will give us some indication of which way things are leaning, perhaps, and also the balance of power i'll be looking at this evening. senate, house, will they stay the way they are now or change? bill: it's going to be a great night, fascinating every time. 6:00 eastern time is when we start. have a great day. "happening now" starts right now. martha: we'll see you then. jon: we begin with brand-new stories and breaking news. jenna: it's up to you today, voters making their voices heard across the country deciding who will lead us for the next four years, it's a big decision. president obama making an emotional, final pitch last night in the state that launched him on the road to the white house in 2008. which way will iowa go this time around? what does that mean for the race overall? we are going to talk about that. plus can't forget this one, the big battleground state of ohio, which could decide this presidential election. governor romney making his final appeal to ohio voters in just about 40 minutes, it's a
and the president. big day for us here at cnn tomorrow. for now, let's go to wolf blitzer in "the situation room." wolf? >>> happening now, a grueling and very tight presidential race entering its final hours with the candidates campaigning right down to the wire. we're watching all of their final rallies. we're going to hear from president obama in ohio in a little while. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> it's election eve in america. 26 hours to go until the first polls close. as voters pick the next president of the united states. and the unparalleled coverage we've brought you all through the campaign certainly continues today. our cnn correspondents are trailing the candidates. they're diving into the issues. they're talking to voters in every critical battleground state as we count down these final hours to election day. let's begin our coverage this hour, covering mitt romney, the republican nominee is campaigning his way up the east coast today. his latest stop, virginia with 13 critically important electoral votes. president obama took them in 2008. president bush to
(cheers) >> usa! usa! usa! >> throughout this campaign, using every argument he could think of, president obama has tried to convince you that these last four years have been a success. and so his plan for the next four years is to take all the ideas from his first term, the stimulus, the borrowing, obamacare, all the rest and do them all over again. he calls that plan forward. i call it forewarned. the same course we have been on will not lead to a better destination. the same path means 20 trillion in debt. it means crippling unemployment continuing. it means stagnant take home pay and depressed home values and a devastated military. and unless we change course, we could be looking at another recession. in the closing argument just this last week, the president asked his supporters to vote for revenge. for revenge. instead, i ask the american people to vote for love of country. (cheers). together we must lead america to a better place. now, we're only two days away from a fresh start, two days away from the new beginning. my conviction that better days are ahead are not based
the police are not encouraging us to do so. in fact, keeping a close watch. as i mentioned, this town already so deeply ravaged by this storm. more than 500 million gallons of water flooded these streets, about 20,000 residents were cut off, completely stranded in their homes. the national guard had to come in and evacuate them and take them to shelters. half of those residents as i understand, still in their homes, still stranded, the mayor is still calling for help. this is one of many communities torn apart by sandy's cruel path. >> a grim new reality as the power of sandy's catastrophic punch continues to swell. >> it's beyond belief. it's really catastrophic. from as far north and south as you can go, there's houses ripped off their foundations, torn apart. >> reporter: new chilling images of neighborhoods utterly decimated, resembling war zones with homes crushed like crumbling match sticks. >> i got nothing left. memories and everything else, everything's ruined. ruined. >> reporter: the winds may be long gone, but the flooding isn't. here in hoboken, some 20,000 people trapped, many c
, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> good morning. and welcome to a special edition of "morning joe." it's wednesday, november 7th. the morning after the election. we're live from historic stud studio -- here's willie -- in rockefeller center here in new york city in front of a great, very awake studio audience. they're wide awake. what's wrong with you people? >> what's wrong with you people? >> have you been up all night? >> unbelievable. >> all right. well, there's just a little news to report this morning. president obama has won a second term in the white house. >> what? you're kidding me. >> this is huge. go ahead. >> around 11:15 last night, the networks put the biggest swing state of the election, ohio, in the president's column. pushing him over the 270 electoral vote threshold. and at this hour, the president has 303 electoral college votes to mitt romney's 206. florida,
. we'll get into the particulars of virginia. how it matters and what it could tell us about the rest of the nation. the implications are many as virginia goes, well, is models for the rest of the nation may go. then there is the state of georgia. the polls have just closed there at 7:00 eastern and it, too, is too close to call. but then there is the state of indiana. "fox news" now projects governor mitt romney will win the state of indiana which president obama did win four years ago. that's a turnover. 5% of the votes in but the model suggests to us it is good gh to mitt romney according to the "fox news" decision team has won the state of indiana. "fox news" also projects governor romney will win in the bluegrass state kentucky with 4% of all precincts reporting. 2/3 of all voters are voting "fox news" ney and projects romney wins kentucky. outh too close to call in s carolina. none of the precincts are can project t we president obama will win in the state of vermont. six states where the polls have just closed. we've made calls in two of them. and in the others we can't yet mak
for his second term. >> tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> there were cheers in chicago and tears in boston. after the long hard fight, it was all over for the challenger. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> now after the bruising campaign and facing a congress as divided as it was before the election, president obama and the country prepare for the next four years. >> thank you, america! god bless you! god bless these united states. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "america this morning" with rob nelson and paula faris. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. four years ago barack obama stood on the brink of history the morning after his election. now four years later he stands on the brink of a second term. >> the president has won re-election after a hard-fought campaign, saying he returned to the white house more determined and decisive than ever. >> and he claimed a decisive and sweeping victory over challenger mitt romney although
. >> with the debt crisis, our country has, that burden is going to be on us in the future. >> all of the skills i had are obsolete now. >> i'm not up at the white house. i don't see rich people all the time. i see a lot of poor people. >> shut down, closed, reduced wages, ship the jobs overseas. we lost 55,000 factories. >> we're probably never have the things that we did 30, 40 years ago. >> balance the budget. we keep spending more and more. somewhere along the line it's going to come back and haunt us. >> they didn't plan for us. now we have to clean up the mess that they made. >> john avalon joins me now. we have been on that bus from florida through north carolina, through virginia, through and into ohio. the economy is number one concern. once you get into ohio, you're touching a lot of the concerns. in the eastern side of the state where we were, natural gas was an issue. they have fracking. but now this auto and manufacturing stuff is playing. mitt romney ran this ad about the auto companies taking bailout money. manufacturing in china not working for them so well. >> not working for them
middle class. >> well, we've got chuck todd joining us and howard fineman. i have to give you some anecdotal information which has given me good information. i have a brother charlie who always votes for the winner. he called me an hour ago and said it's obama. because that's who he's going to vote for. don't laugh, chuck. when you get an absolute provable leading indicator you will never let it go either. so i've got one. i've looked at all the numbers today. all the numbers seem to point to a mild victory for obama. none seem to point for a victory for romney. what do you know so far? >> i can tell you the body language of the campaign, talking to the two campaigns. the obama folks don't think they're trailing in a single battle ground state and this is the day before the election. that's not to say they think they win every one of the nine battlegrounds if you include north carolina in that larger nine. that's how confident they are. that's how much they believe that they have done enough of what i would call the building the flood walls, if you will, with the early vote and the
is live with us. >> the president did the last campaigning for himself and see if a future democratic president will bring it out like mr. obama brought out president clinton. he will have basketball game with friends and time at home and mr. obama will have dinner with the family before sitting down to watch the election returns. in ohio, battle ground state he visited more than any other and likely decide whether he will return to the white house. he was introduced by bruce springsteen and jay z . later in iowa, the state that his bid. spring steep and mr. obama got teary eyed as he thought about the past. >> you said yes, we can and we did. and we didn't know the challenges . we knew we would get through those challenges the same way the nation always has. with that determined unconquerable american spirit. >> now by tradition . both the president and mitt romney would be out of sight much of the day. mr. obama is doing satellite interviews with radio and tv stations and mr. mitt romney campaigning in ohio and pennsylvania. >> thank you so much. >> brian: for mitt romney that was a
election headquarters. great to have you with us. all day long we've been watching grandmothers, first-time voters, rich people, poor people, blue collar workers, all the people who believe in america going to the polls, every state of our union today joining together at the ballot boxes, and we will be bringing you the results. we are here to tell you who won, why throughout this evening and what's next. it's your voice as we've been saying and your vote tonight. >> diane, it has been a long, bitter and expensive race. deadlocked most of the way and revealed an america divided in so many ways. tonight, all of you are going to tip the balance. >> and now we are ready to begin because we have three projections to make because the polls have closed in six states and we are ready to go. here it is. indiana, this state has switched, president obama won it four years ago, governor romney has won it this time. it is not a surprise, though. we were expecting governor romney to take indiana. kentucky, this is a very red state and governor romney has taken kentucky, as well, tonight. and vermon
to get us support at the polls. -- to get the best support at the polls. >> this is america, a democracy. this is what it is all about. >> will he stay in power for another four years or be rejected after one term? the president is checking to make sure there is no backsliding from supporters. >> we feel confident that we will win, but it will determine on voter turnout. -- be determined by voter turnout. i would encourage everyone to participate in this process that people have fought so hard for us to have. >> more than 90 million americans are expected to vote today. all eyes are on the ohio, one of just eight states that could go either way and will decide the election. >> i am not thrilled with either choice, but i will stick with barack. >> we are really sick with what has been going on with the fans in the last four years. >> after america elected its first black president cannot many were filled with hope. >> -- its first black president, many were filled with hope. >> they are trying to rebuild the giant coalition using colder, more technical tactics. they call it the ground gam
's re-election. >> we have seen an honest man who knows the facts and always gives it to us straight. >> reporter: and mr. obama teared up, whether from emotion or the cold, as he reminisced about his first improbable victory in the iowa caucuses that propelled him to the presidency and he asked voters for four more years to finish what he started. >> after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands now. it's in yours. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is voting in his home state of delaware this morning. the president cast his ballot a week and a half ago here in chicago. and early voting has really been key to the obama campaign strategy. they are leading in the early vote in almost every battleground state that has early voting, but republicans typically turn out in greater numbers on election day, so the big question we'll be watching all day today is will those early obama leads hold. >> thank you. >>> john dickerson is with us. good morning. what should we be looking for as we watch these returns come in? >> i want
is going to be with us in new hampshire. but this really comes down to our amazing volunteers. our staff out in the field who have to make sure the people who support the president exercise their right to vote. that's our biggest task right now to make suhuure we get our e out. >>ven the president wins, his margins will be smaller than last time around. will it make it harder for the president to succeed in the second term. >> as soon as the election is over, we got to move on to the pressing business. we got some fiscal and tax issues in front of us. so, no, i think that -- you know, we need to try and have compromise and balance. if those two things are presence, we'll be able to create jobs in the short term and build on the progress that we have seen over the last four years. and that's the question. are we going to take a risk in going back to on the policies? >>> with that, let's go to ed gillespie for the romney campaign. you heard david plouffe right there. his closing argument governor romney would be an enormous risk. >> we're doing better. we should build on the progress that
we are tracking the storm. >>> joining us throughout the morning for our special coverage, south carolina congressman jim clyburn, obama campaign senior adviser david axelrod. virginia governor bob mcdonnell. former ohio governor ted strickland. texas congressman jeb hensarling and bob shrum, a democratic consultant who worked on the kerry and gore campaigns. it is tuesday, november 6th, election day. "starting point" is coming to you live from washington, d.c., and we begin right now. >> welcome, everybody, you're watching a special edition of starting point and cnn's live coverage of election day 2012. the two candidates have been talking for about 17 months now and now it's the american people who will have the final say. these are the states with polls that are opening right now. state of delaware, state of florida, state of georgia, illinois, kansas, louisiana, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, missouri, pennsylvania, rhode island, south carolina, tennessee, and washington, d.c. you're looking at a live picture now from wilmington, delaware, where joe biden is expected to v
. >> yesterday we ran out of time. if you had a tie of 269-269, show us how that would be possible. >> reporter: let me show you how possible it is. the president won ohio and its 18 votes. you had wisconsin and its 10, either two states they feel good about. that's 269. all you'd have to have is mitt romney get florida, virginia, colorado, iowa, it's very close. the toughest state here to make this se ncenario work would be nevada. it's a state a that a lot of republicans and democrats slightly leans in the democratic category. but it's not an implausible scenario. if nobody got 270 then the house of representatives would decide who the president was, but the u.s. senate would vote on who the vice president was. that means the most likely outcome under this scenario is a romney/biden scenario. >> another scenario if ohio is too close to call. >> here's the problem with ohio. they have a new law that says provisional ballots, and these are ballots that are questioned there, maybe somebody didn't bring an i.d., maybe a signature is off, they will let you vote, but you get put in a separate stack
expensive political campaign in u.s. history. will it be a long night that stretches into the morning? it's up to the voters today, tuesday, november 6th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," election day 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >>> and welcome to "today," and democracy plaza on this tuesday morning, election day 2012. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer, and it seems like we've been talking about this day for the better part of two years because we have been talking about this day for the better part of two years. it's already here. seeing a lot of traffic at polling sites all across the country and especially in the swing states n.virginia, for example, people actually camped out overnight to be among the first in line. >> president obama is spending his day in chicago where he voted early two weeks ago. he's planning to do some satellite interviews to reach voters in the battleground states and will take part in his traditional election day basketball game. >> as for governor romney,
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